Touchstone Tools, The: Building Your Way to an Inspired Life

Touchstone Tools, The: Building Your Way to an Inspired Life

by Joseph Holland


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Touchstone Tools, The: Building Your Way to an Inspired Life by Joseph Holland

Fulfilling your greatest potential in life is like building a dream house: it takes a special set of tools to realize your vision.

Joseph Holland dedicated his life to helping Harlem’s homeless. His tireless outreach efforts revealed an essential truth: people lead fulfilling lives because of their foundational values. Drawing wisdom from his real-life experiences, Holland developed a method that allows anyone to build a solid spiritual and moral foundation to thrive in the face of adversity, live each day with inspiration, and rise to his or her divine destiny.

Part road map for success, part motivational pep talk, and part memoir of a life of service, each chapter in The Touchstone Tools outlines one of ten tools for achieving personal transformation. These tools—responsibility, vision, self-esteem, discipline, association, planning, work, wealth, love, and faith—are more than moral precepts; they are structured ways to improve spiritual well-being. Practical and engaging, The Touchstone Tools will help those who want to change their outlook and transform their life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503945418
Publisher: Brilliance Publishing
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Joseph Holland is a community-based entrepreneur, attorney, writer, and ordained minister with more than thirty years experience working at the grassroots level in law, business, community service, and government. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Cornell University, where he was an All-American football player, and holds a law degree from Harvard Law School. Holland has received numerous awards and honors for both his business and social-service accomplishments. In 1993, President Bill Clinton recognized him at a White House event for his community-building initiatives. Stemming from his work with the homeless, Holland founded Holistic Hardware, a life-skills program, and cofounded the Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center. His spiritual memoir, From Harlem with Love: An Ivy Leaguer’s Inner-City Odyssey, was published in 2012. His first play, Cast Me Down, enjoyed an off-Broadway run; and his second play, Homegrown, experienced two extended runs at Harlem’s National Black Theatre.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Missing Toolbox

Tool 1 Responsibility-The Tude: Building Positive Attitude

Take Ownership

Take Initiative

Tool 2 Vision-The Picture: Building Self-Motivation

Focus Your Vision

Face Your Valley

Fuel Your Victory

Tool 3 Self-Esteem-The Passion: Building Self-Confidence

Conceive of Yourself as Important

Commit to Your Passion

Tool 4 Discipline-The Poem: Building Perseverance

Endure Your Short-Term Pain

Embrace Your Long-Term Gain

Tool 5 Association-The Fellowship: Building Constructive Relationships

Flee Your Menace

Fence Your Mystery

Find Your Mentor

Tool 6 Planning-The Pencil: Building Priorities

Reckon with Your Ghosts

Ride on Your Ground

Reach for Your Glory

Tool 7 Work-Tire Compass: Building Integrity

Foster Your Character

Forge Your Career

Tool 8 Wealth-The Opportunity: Building Resources

Sow Your Talent

Seize Your Time

Save Your Treasury

Tool 9 Love-The Song: Building Holistic Devotion

Love Your Body

Love Your Soul

Love Your Neighbor

Tool 10 Faith-The Net: Building Inner Strength

Build Your Net

Believe in Miracles

Conclusion: What's in Your Toolbox?

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